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Aug 24, 2013 6:30pm EDT
in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> has technology plateaued? >> no, absolutely not. absolutely not. changingy is always and always coming up -- technology companies are always coming up with something new and there are new technology companies all the time .ntubating -- incubating a lot of them are in stealth mode. certain technologies plateau and things move on. in general, no. not at all. >> i ask that because the last couple years we have had the explosion of smartphones, the tablets coming online, what is out there? >> first of all, there are vast numbers of people especially in less developed countries, but even in developed countries who don't own a smartphone. certainly there are vast numbers that don't own a tablet. to give you a rough example, apple which leads in the tablet market, has sold somewhere around 160 million ipads since 2010. that is a remarkable achievement . i don't own any stock in any of these companies. that makes them very happy. ipads, even ifn you had in the android tablets, it is a small fraction of the people tha
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 7:00am EDT
's speech. the question this morning, does new technology create better jobs? we will show you the opinion piece that is prompting our question. here are a couple of ways to participate in the discussion, as usual. by phone -- make sure you mute your television or radio when you call in. you can reach us on twitter or facebook. or send journal@c-span.org us an e-mail, the e-mail address is -- or send us an e-mail, the address is journal@c-span.org. the front page this morning of t,"e washington pos the headline -- part of the reporting this morning area did president obama will be speaking on the actual anniversary day at the lincoln memorial. that is coming up on wednesday. here's the front page of the new york times and their front page photo from the march yesterday -- e froml play you mor that. comeshnology and jobs, it in an opinion peas from "the new york times," written by two economics professors. they write -- the unemployment rate is stuck at levels not seen since the early 1990s. the portion of adults working is four percentage points below its peak in 2000. our question to you
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 4:15pm EDT
for them to see the center? guest: they can fly the simulator and they can see the technology and the jobs. f-35 has 125,000 direct and indirect jobs, building the f- 35. these are high tech aerospace jobs that will be part of our aerospace industry for years and years to come. they are building high technology avionics. they are doing things with software that make this a next- generation airplane. they are also building it for airport. we have about $50 billion of export value. host: let's talk about the history and the goals of the f- 35. what is its mission?when did it begin? guest: the program was built to recapitalize the fighter forces that are out there today. look at the last 20 years of operations, whether it is bosnia or libya. --ghter aviation enables air maritime operations and land operations. our fighter force is getting older. we have 40% less fighters after desert storm. that fighter force is getting older. today the average age is approaching 25 years old. look at the potential threat that is out there today. russia and china are working on no less than three fifth- gener
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 5:15pm EDT
, and at the same time, we are learning and developing a plan and the subsequent technologies that make the plan work and work together all the systems, we are also producing the planet is integrity that overlap of production and development -- they're trying to stretch this out more so they have stretched the program out because there were so many development approach -- developmental problems, and the integration together one platform. this plane was on paper 12 years ago. never existed before. if you break those lines up, if you overlap, but we have known this for many years, it is amazing in washington and dod and congress, we learn lessons and seem to forget them and then we relearn the same kind of lessons. the definition of insanity, you know. right now they are trying to break up those lines a little bit. they are forced to get planes going. it also drives down cost to get the production line, but it also comes with enormous risk because why are you are producing planes, if you had to change the retooling, everything has to stop in it to restart all these things and then the people doing
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
house, they are already doing things with technology innovation. he is coming here to us -- to spotlight the kinds of things he is talking about how colleges can lower the cost and still maintain a good education. he will start here and then go to a high school in syracuse. as you mentioned, this is all part of a larger strategy based on what he calls the middle class programs. over the past several weeks he has given several speeches on different aspects of the programs. he talked about housing and of other city. he says education is the key to middle-class. are college graduate, a better class of entering the economy and making more of an income. even on top of that, he was on vacation last week, now getting back to the real grind. we're heading into september where we will look at budgets. the fiscal year ends september 30 and the temporary spending bill ends on september 30. if the president and congress cannot agree on a new spending plan, the government will shut down. i think you are also hearing him make his pitch for how we should handle the budget going forward. for the proposa
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am EDT
storm. he preserved the technology to get started up all over again. when we took down sadaam, we shut down the iraqi nuclear threat. when we shut down the iraqi nuclear threat, muammar gaddafi surrender all of his stuff. he had centrifuges, he had a weapons design, a chinese nuclear weapons design, all that stuff now resides in the united states. gaddafi did not want to have happen to him what happened to saddam hussein. when we went after gaddafi, we went after khan. he went into the black market operation himself and was selling nuclear weapons technology to the libyans. they were his best customer. to the iraqis, north koreans, and we shut down khan's black market operation. we took out three major sources of proliferation. that in and of itself is reason enough for what we did to saddam hussein in iraq. the threat has not gone away. you may remember it was discovered in the spring of 2007 that a few months after north korea set off their first nuclear test that the north koreans had built a nuclear reactor a couple of producing plutonium in the eastern syrian desert. syria's a mes
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 2:45pm EDT
on the latest air-traffic technology with the gerald billingham, director of civil aviation issues for the government accountability office. that plus your calls live on "washington journal," at 7 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> we continue the discussion on foreign-policy in the middle east with with a look at al qaeda and its operations in this is from the foundation for defense of democracy. it is one hour and a half. >> i think we will get started. we have a full house. i am the president of the foundation for defense of democracies and i am pleased to welcome you to this discussion on al qaeda. we look forward to hearing from you i lay, the senior national security correspondent for "news -- "newsweek" and "the daily beast." and of course my calling, ms. sedin, senior fellow at journal. , most of your probably familiar with the organization. we would like to say that we start with as a polls and focus on research and policy and we try to achieve real progress. and those who are affiliated with sed in various capacities don't agree on everything. we like to have good solid deba
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 12:00am EDT
these technologies. people do not always know because it is used during crisis response. this tool, have seen but people are texting to others and posting, and people could rescue people underground. it was an amazing new tool invented in nairobi. you can see new media companies emerging. trends that isr interesting, and east africa they told me some of the london ad agencies are outsourcing all over the world, especially to kenya, so if you are going to london and being presented an agency, three or four percent may have come from another country. greatest changes is to see how much the ngo is being affect did. -- affected. you can see them running a youth soccer program. the idea was to live in a shack and see who was around. he was able to get you in see -- unc behind him. people come up underneath them. the network is allowing them to rise. i wanted to start with the most extreme. kids who neverny get to have a teacher. project. simple they have taken these people and loaded them up. nobody could read within miles. he gave the tablet to the kids. they did not tell them anything other than
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
learned that our adversaries were moving to nonmetallic devices. we adapted our screening technology and tactics to counter that. learned that a single vulnerability in any part of the aviation system can make everyone connected to it vulnerable. since we don't control security at foreign airports, we have to work even more closely with international partners to raise the overall security of the system. we did that. shortly after the christmas day plot, i launched a worldwide initiative to make these needed changes in close collaboration with our strongest allies. i am proud to say that i october of 2010, this effort led to 190 countries signing onto an historic agreement to improve aviation security, standards, and technology and information sharing. i have had the chance to visit many of those countries over the past 4.5 years. continentscross six -- however, our work did not end there. following the 20 10 air cargo threat which involved bombs hidden inside printer cartridges departing on international planes to the united states, we launched a second initiative to work with intern
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 10:00am EDT
technology that would produce the steel for less than half the price. these big ingots take specialties that can be used in high-tech industries. they got the money together, they converted, and they are the fifth largest steel company in employees.0 the average pay was $85,000 a year. it never made it to television. i believe we lost the election in that moment. there were other, institutional reasons why we did not do it. we have to understand those and make sure it does not happen again. the romney campaign was out of money because they spent it all in the primary. they had a lot of money earmarked for the general election and they could not spend it until after the republican convention. all of the money could not be spent except for a portion of it on political communication. they've ran negative issue ads against obama tom a -- against obama, but they never felt able to answer the bain capital for fear of the tax exempt status. i kept telling them the irs would cut you slack.but those accountants did not believe me. let's make sure we don't make the same mistake again because we c
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 12:40pm EDT
the clutch, you go from what is technologically possible to what is politically feasible. the problem hasn't been that it is not technologically possible, it is just politically not feasible. a couple of things have happened. one is the attempt to shift gets frustrated. you need only look at some pretty good initiatives that have gone to congress and have been almost dead on arrival. the second is you have another driver, the fed, which has been trying to force change but haven't been able to do it using proper instruments. that is why the benefits have been less than what were expected and the cost or the collateral damage has become a concern. >> where do we go from here? >> let me tell you what should happen. it is important to make the difference between that and what is likely to happen. what should happen is you should have a political coming together on the four things this economy needs. the problem is that the political debate is very -- right now. we need structural reforms. we need more balanced aggregate demand. we need to deal with debt overhang and persistent behavior that un
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm EDT
technology with the director of aviation issues with the government accountability office. that, plus, your calls. on washington journal. >> thousands of people gathered in the national mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. civil rights advocates joined at the sameleaders location where martin luther king junior delivered his "i have a dream" speech. here is a brief look. >> my father, when i was growing up, said very simply. i used to walk around our home and he would say, boy, don't you dare walk around here like you hit a triple. you were born on third base. you are enjoying freedom, technology, things that were given to you by the struggle and sacrifice of those who came before you. don't you forget where you came from. you drink deeply from wells of freedom and liberty and opportunity that you did not dig. you eat from banquet tables prepared by your ancestors. we cannot afford to sit back and consume and get dumb, fat, and we havehinking that achieved freedom. the truth of the matter is, the dream still commands that the moral conscience of our country c
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 9:00pm EDT
your kids to do well in school. >> i am mostly struck by how different things are now. the technology is such that you can get it -- mob to show up and dance in the middle of pennsylvania avenue if you wanted but to get 253,000 people against the mall, there would be old horns, pulpits, it was remarkable and to me, i would like for young people to understand the enormity of what it took to do that. >> and a very short time, a group of people came together because they believed in something and they put together the most unbelievable moment in american history. >> for the legacy on the march in washington to go or word, to the young people who want to be see thatts, to really they have an obligation to cover poverty, cover race, go deeper to find the real story. >> julian. >> we are missing the pbs video documentary on the march tonight because we have to be here. >> but it will be online. [laughter] the march,came to ordinary men and women dressed like they're going to church because many believe they were going to church. >> andrew. >> the world came together around an idea that all
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 9:00pm EDT
, but she was specifically interested in the latest scientific technologies of the day. >> after james garfield's death, citizens raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that were turned over to lucretia garfield. in today's dollars, it would equate to somewhere around $8 million. >> her character was extremely strong. she had a rectitude that was invulnerable. host: lucretia garfield was born in ohio in 1832. her life spans antebellum america to the progressive era of the early 20th century. a supporter of women's rights and deeply interested in partisan politics, she and president james garfield entered the white house on march 4, 1881 after a very close election. however, what plans she had as first lady were soon cut short by an assassin's bullet. good evening, and welcome to "first ladies: influence and image." after the assassination, the next person to come into the white house, chester arthur, did not have a first lady. to help us understand, we have carl anthony. he is the author of "america's first families." the circumstances of james garfield's election helped to seal the p
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 1:00am EDT
question? caller: if president garfield had been shot in our modern times with our technology, do you think he would have been saved? guest: i would just venture a guess to say yes. the simple removal of a bullet, he would be able to detect where it was in the system. host: arthur may have been severely depressed by the loss of his wife, but they entertained lavishly in the white house and he undertook an amazing redecoration of the white house that was done by louis tiffany. if you think of a tiffany lamp with all the colors, think about that in the white house. what did it look like when it was done? >> the elephant in the room, the thing you could not ignore, was this wall of tiffany glass. it was put up in what is the main hall, the central hall of the state for. -- floor. you come in from the main entrance, the north entrance of the white house into technically the lobby, the entrance, and today you see white columns and it opens up and the doors to the blue room immediately, the red room, the green room, but in those days the draft was so bad and people were complaining, he put up thi
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 3:00pm EDT
. some lead in industrial and technological revolution. some in world war ii. arlington cemetery, so close to where we are right now, we can hear the whisper of those brave names, sullivan, fernandez. today, 50 million american latinos demand our rights, rights given to us not by the man who fell in philadelphia who themselves are immigrants and children of immigrants. no, the rights are given to us by god. what we demand is simple. first, we are americans. treat us as such, invest in our neighborhoods, our house, our education. second, we demand a vote. tear down the barriers to voting, don't bring us more. finally, and the second-class citizenship of 5 million children in 6 million parents.♪ >> our next two speakers, professor charles ogletree, harvard law school, and chair of the united we dream, sofia campos. >> thank you so much. it is a pleasure being here. let me say this first, i want to salute our first african- american governor elected twice in massachusetts, deval patrick. i want to support the great lawyers from florida who represented the families of trayvon martin, d
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
then, a conversation on the latest air traffic technology with the director of civil aviation with the accountability office. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] ♪ it isgood morning, monday, august 26, 2013. president obama is scheduled to hold meetings at the white house today as a ministration officials reveals a list of targets for potential strikes in the syrian government in response to last week's suspected to michael attack. even though congress is not scheduled to return to session for two more weeks, several key lawmakers took to the sunday shows yesterday to discuss u.s. options in syria. in some cases they pressed the white house to act. and as we take you through the latest on the syrian situation, we want to hear your thoughts. should the united states take new action in syria and if so what should that action be? it is a call, our phone lines are open. republicans can call-in at -- you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media pages, on twitter and facebook, or e-mail us at journal@c- span.org. good monday morning to you. t
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 10:00am EDT
and maintaining our technological upgradinge are not our roads and our bridges and our transportation systems in our infrastructure, all things that we can afford to do right now and should be doing right now and would put people to work right now -- if we don't do those things, then 20 years from now, already years from now, we will have fallen further and further behind. when we get back to washington, when congress gets back to washington, this is going to be a major debate. this is the same debate we have been having for the last two years. the difference is now the ready coming down here what we should be thinking about is how do we grow an economy so that we are creating a thriving middle class and more ladders of opportunity for those who are willing to work hard to get into the middle class. and my position is going to be that we can have a budget that is sensible, that is not spent on programs that don't work, but it does spend wisely on those things that will help ordinary people succeed. all right? good. -- it is a general mental the turn. this gentleman right here has had his hand
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 2:00pm EDT
a very different function. you have to help kids understand technology. 80% of parents and what they were worried about was bullying by other kids and that's a staggering thing. that happens when kids are not kept busy, not cap energized. he said quite correctly, with the corners and so on, they are energized but in a lot of classes they are not and that is when idle hands to the the devil'sdo w work. that is where the common core may make that up so we do not have all of these answer factories where they are teaching kids to sift through this stuff and figure out what is true. >> i make sure to keep my students not busy but engaged, engaged in learning. that is what encourages them to come to school everyday. when i do science projects -- and we do science every single day -- i tell them tomorrow we are going to make mystery meat. ?nd they are like, what's that you code your have to to school to find out. when i did this particular lesson, we were doing liquids, solids, gases and that is where the mystery meat came into play. a parent said, we have a dental appointment and it's been on t
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
. energy, technology, i was on the ways and means committee in the house. host: first call is from arkansas, independent line. this is jim for byron dorgan. good morning. jim, go ahead. before weime for jim move on. caller: hello? host: you are on, sir. derek, florida. republican line. caller: good morning. i just wanted to ask the senator newt was familiar with gingrich's book "one second after," which was really quite a terrifying novel concerning electromagnetic pulse weapons. guest: only generally familiar with it, familiar with the title and that it was written. it was referenced, our book, by "the new york times was quote -- by "the new york times" about a week ago. host: what other issues are you interested in, caller? caller: i was wondering about the implications of that component, in terms of cyber warfare and the protection of the great. one of the comments i would like to make -- not comments, but do you -- i'm sorry, i am a mind blanking here. host: why do we let the senator respond to the issue of electromagnetic pulses? guest: not something unfamiliar a lot about. i'm familia
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
. the task will not be easy. since 1963, the economy has changed. the twin forces of technology and global competition has subtracted those jobs that once provided a foothold into the middle class, reduce the bargaining power of american workers. our politics has suffered. entrenched interests, those who benefit from an unjust status quo, resisted any government efforts to give working families a fair deal. an army of lobbyists argued that minimum wage increases or stronger labor laws or taxes on the wealthy who could afford just to fund public schools but all these things violated sound economic principles -- that all the things violated sound economic principles. we have been told that growing inequality was a price for a growing economy. the measure of a free market. that greed was good, and compassion ineffective, and those without jobs or health care had only themselves to blame. then there were those elected officials who found it useful to practice the old politics of division, doing the best to convince middle-class americans of a great untruth, that government was somehow itself t
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
of technology and the george washington university. to my far right, again, only in geography, andrew young. he was a close aide to dr. martin luther king. he helped organize the march on washington. he was a former congressman, mayor of atlanta, and ambassador to the united nations. he is currently a professor at the andrew young school of policy studies at your estate university. to my left, gwen ifill, reporter and managing editor of pbs's washington week. she has covered seven presidential campaigns, moderated two vice presidential debates. before that, she worked for nbc, the new york times, and the washington post. in this business, she is regarded as one of the best. to my right, julian bond, one of the leaders of the civil rights movement while a student at morehouse college. he helped found the student nonviolent coordinating committee. in 1998, he was elected chairman of the naacp, the national association for the advancement of colored people. he was also elected to the georgia house and senate. he has been a radio and television commentator and is currently a professor at both ameri
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm EDT
and technology and infrastructure, our borders are now better staffed and better protected than at any time in our nations history. it illegal crossings have dropped to 40-year lows. we also set commonsense immigration priorities with a focus on criminals, national security and public safety threats, repeat offenders, and egregious emigration file leaders. last year, we remote more serious criminals from the united states than at any time in our history. we strengthened our work to combat transnational criminal organizations including those that commit cyber crime and financial fraud, violate international property and prey upon human life. as part of our effort, we established the dhs loop campaign to unify the departments work to fight the worldwide scourge of human trafficking. while important, we still need to make sure that future changes we needed to make further changes to create a more flexible, fair, and focused emigration system. we instructed our immigration agents and officers to use their discretion under current law to not pursue low priority immigration cases. like children b
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
that process is underway and has been underway and will continue moving forward. you said russia technologies that chemical weapons were used. a spokesman for cameron said -- and putin said they did not have evidence that chemical weapons use had been taking place. you to the past indications that the use of chemical weapons on august 21 was acknowledged broadly by nations around the world, including russia and iran. i do not see that statement. but it comes to this particular matter and that conflict in as muche have not seen cooperation from russia as we and many nations would like, but on the statement i do not have response because i have not seen it. >> at the moment [indiscernible] i do not have a schedule for you. obviously, the g-20 is being used in sync peter sure, russia host nation. as you know, we decided against a bilateral summit in moscow with president putin. >> would it be bilateral? >> i do not have a schedule of what our meetings look like. we are going to st. petersburg for the g-20. >> thank you. do you know if in his include thes americans who are believed to be held by
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
are not succeeding, if we are not spending on research and maintain our technological edge, if we are not upgrading our roads and bridges and our transportation and infrastructure, all things we can afford to do right now and should be doing right now and would put people to work right things we don't do those in 20 years from now or 30 years from now we will have fallen behind. host: that is during course of president obama's college tour. the numbers are on the screen. on twitter -- you can make your thoughts on the phone line as well. as far as the political strategy is concerned, thecleveland.com says -- phone lines are available, -- they mentioned the strategy behind this. the wall street journal story picks up on that. eric cantor said -- caller: i got a call from the republican party asking me to contribute money. i told the woman to stop reading from the script and i asked her a bunch of questions, such as why is boehner a political coward? why won't he fight obamacare? why won't he defund it? i have no use for the republican party anymore. . theyre afraid of obama are afraid of being calle
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 1:45pm EDT
that, a conversation on the latest air-traffic technology with the
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
march encouraged other people to do the same thing. secondly the technological change from satellite to television and video screens and sophisticated sound systems have made marchs more accessible just more feasible. you see this cascading number of marchs to the point where -- martin luther king historian said the type has been debased by repetition. host: obviously a significant difference as we have listened to a number of oral histories. the organizational work it took to put this march together with more than 250,000, that was of course well before e-mail and twitter and other social media. this is truly a grassroots efforts. lot as changed in terms of technology. has that impacted the value of these marchs? guest: certainly the value has been has beened considerably. king's speech was carried by the satellite to nations around the world and broadcast live the only three broadcast networks. today it would take an enormous event to get that kind of attention. the technology is there to spread your message. people attention span various reasons has been so changed you really ha
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 6:00am EDT
. together, we took on a broken health care system. we invested in new technologies. [applause] we started reversing our addiction to foreign oil. we changed a tax code that was tilted to far in favor of the wealthy at the expense of working families.[applause] and add it all up, today our businesses have created 7.3 million new jobs over the last 41 months. we now generate more renewable energy than ever before. we sell more goods made in america to the rest of the world than ever. health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. here in buffalo, the governor and the mayor were describing over a billion dollars in investment, riverfront being changed, construction booming -- signs of progress.[applause] so thanks to the grit and the resilience of the american people, we've cleared away the rubble from the financial crisis. we've started to lay the foundation for a stronger, more durable economic growth. but as any middle-class family will tell you, as folks here in buffalo will tell you, we're not where we need to be
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm EDT
, the latest on air traffic technology with gerald billingham, director of the issues with the government accountability office. that plus your calls live on washington journal at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. next, google's vice president meghan smith talks about teaching science and engineering and how educators might change their curriculum to make the fields more enticing for students hosted by the american association for the advancement of science this, is 45 minutes.
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
trying to control health care costs. then, a conversation on the latest air traffic technology with the director of civil aviation with the accountability office. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] ♪ it isgood morning, monday, august 26, 2013. president obama is scheduled to hold meetings at the white house today as a ministration officials reveals a list of targets for potential strikes in the syrian government in response to last week's suspected to michael attack. even though congress is not scheduled to return to session for two more weeks, several key lawmakers took to the sunday shows yesterday to discuss u.s. options in syria. in some cases they pressed the white house to act. and as we take you through the latest on the syrian situation,
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Aug 26, 2013 10:00am EDT
conscious. it is time to my wise -- mob ilize those technologies, to change the fundamental construct on on which our nation was built. we asserted a quality -- equality, but we built this on inequality. as we go forward into the 21st century, we ask, as the w.k. kellogg foundation, to move beyond rhetoric and beyond denial. publication last week that suggested that we are contrary to a post-racial less than half of whites actually believe we have made a lot of ryegrass toward -- toward dr. king's dream. that means that some of us are moving past denial of the work that remains to be done. and a lot of us are moving past denial. once we passed the dial of fact fact, we must move past the denial of fact, of the consequences, of the feelings. i want to tell you a buried brief story of when i was 13 -- a very brief story of when i was about 13 rate -- 13. i lived in an area that was all white, and they brought in colored kids from all over the country. it was my first exposure to different backgrounds. my roommate was another young woman from my town. we got along famously. at the end of
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
success of that march encouraged other people to do the same thing. secondly, almost every technological change since then from satellite television to arena video screens and sound systems have made marches more accessible, just more feasible. you see the cascading number of marches to the point where the noted martin luther king the type hass, been debased by repetition. asx significant difference we have listened to a number of oral histories, the organizational work it took to put this work together with more than 200,000 in the sum estimated 250,000, well before e-mail and twitter and other social media, this is truly a grassroots effort. a lot has changed in terms of ideology 50 years later. has that impacted the value of these marches? klux guest: carried topeech was nations around the world by satellite, and broadcast live on the only three broadcast networks, today, it would take in a norma's event to get that kind of attention. get thatus event to kind of attention. people's attention span for various reasons has been so changed, that you really have to fight to break through t
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
also held top positions at the massachusetts institute of technology and the george washington university. right,-- to my far andrew young, an aide to martin luther king. young helped organize the march on washington. in addition he was a former congressman, a former mayor of atlanta, and a former ambassador to the united issues. he is currently professor at the andrew young skill -- school of policy studies at georgia state. ifill,eft, gwen reporter, moderator and managing "washington week vicehe has moderated two presidential debates, and before that she worked for nbc, and "the washington post," and she is regarded as one of the best. my right, julian bond, one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. studentd found the nonviolent coordinating committee. he was also elected to the georgia house and senate. he has been a radio and television almond tater and is a professor at both american university and the university of virginia. , a manmmediate left described as the conscience of the u.s. congress among john lewis, a congressman from georgia since 1986. at 23, 1 of the
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Aug 24, 2013 9:00am EDT
in industrial and technological revolution. some in world war ii. arlington cemetery, so close to where we are right now, we can hear the whisper of those brave names, sullivan, for non-death -- fernandez. today, 50 million american latinos demand our rights, rights given to us not by the man who fell in philadelphia who themselves are immigrants and children of immigrants. no, the rights are given to us by god. what we demand is simple. first, we are americans. treat us as such, and vesta and our neighborhoods, our house, our education. second, we demand a vote. tear down the barriers to voting, don't bring us more. classly, and the second- citizenship of 5 million children in 6 million parents. ♪ >> our next two speakers, professor charles over tree, harvard law school, and chair of the united we dream, sofia campos. >> thank you so much. it is a pleasure being here. let me say this first, i want to salute our first african- american governor elected twice in massachusetts, deval patrick. support the great lawyers from florida who represented the families of trayvon martin, darrell par
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Aug 24, 2013 8:35pm EDT
lead in industrial and technological revolution. some in world war ii. arlington cemetery, so close to where we are right now, we can hear the whisper of those brave names, sullivan, fernandez. today, 50 million american latinos demand our rights, rights given to us not by the man who fell in philadelphia who themselves are immigrants and children of immigrants. no, the rights are given to us by god. what we demand is simple. first, we are americans. treat us as such, invest in our neighborhoods, our house, our education. second, we demand a vote. tear down the barriers to voting, don't bring us more. finally, and the second-class citizenship of 5 million children in 6 million parents. >> our next two speakers, professor charles ogletree, harvard law school, and chair of the united we dream, sofia ampos. >> thank you so much. it is a pleasure being here. let me say this first, i want to salute our first african-american governor elected twice in massachusetts, deval patrick. i want to support the great lawyers from florida who represented the families of trayvon martin, darrell park
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 9:00pm EDT
in science and technology to train young people of all races for the jobs of tomorrow and to act on what we learned about our bodies, our businesses, and our climates. we must push open those stubborn gates. we cannot be discouraged by a supreme court decision that said we don't need this critical provision of the voting rights act because look at the states. it made it harder for armies and hispanics and students and elderly and infirm and poor working folks to vote. what do you know? they showed up, stood in line for hours and voted anyway. so obviously we don't need any kind of law. [applause] >> but a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon. [applause] >> we must open those stubborn gates. and let us not forget while racial divides persist and must not be denied, the whole american landscape is littered with the lost dreams and dashed hopes of people of all races. and the great irony of the current moment is that the future has never brimmed with more possibilities. it has never burned brighter in what we could become if we push open those stubborn
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Aug 25, 2013 6:30pm EDT
are not spending on research and maintaining our technological and we are not upgrading our roads and bridges and transportation and infrastructure, all things we can afford to do right now should be doing that would put . if weto work right now do not do those things, we would have fallen further and further behind. we get back to washington and with congress gets back thomas this is going to be a major debate. the same would've been having. the difference now is the deck has started to come down. when we should be in cook about is how do we grow an economy -- what we should be inc. about is how should we grow an economy so that we have more opportunity for people who want to work hard. my position is going to be that but doesve a budget spend wisely on those things that are going to help ordinary people succeed. tomorrow the kellogg foundation host a discussion on race including naacp resident been jealous. that is life at 10:00 a.m. eastern. a representative will be in virginia for a town hall meeting to discuss immigration policy. they are working on immigration legislation. it gets under
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
health care system. we invested in new technologies. we started reversing our addiction to foreign oil. we changed a tax code that was tilted to far in favor of the wealthy at the expense of working families. and add it all up, today our businesses have created 7.3 million new jobs over the last 41 months. we now generate more renewable energy than ever before. we sell more goods made in america to the rest of the world than ever. health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. here in buffalo, the governor and the mayor were describing over a billion dollars in investment, riverfront being changed, construction booming -- signs of progress. so thanks to the grit and the resilience of the american people, we've cleared away the rubble from the financial crisis. we've started to lay the foundation for a stronger, more durable economic growth. but as any middle-class family will tell you, as folks here in buffalo will tell you, we're not where we need to be yet. because even before the crisis hit -- and it sounds li
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Aug 23, 2013 1:00am EDT
of the technology and the wi-fi for computers to comply with the standards. we just do not have the funds. those funds will take away money for the kids, for their learning. we also know that 2% move across the nation. the idea that this has to be standard so that the few who do not have to adjust, that is outrageous that the many have to change everything. the kids have to work in groups to come up with an answer and they are all wrong. what do you do with that? i have two older children that grew up here and went to school here. i know they're not teaching what they learned. it is supposed to be at a deeper understanding of less information. >> you do not think they are as far along as you two older children were? caller: absolutely not. >> thank you for sharing your story. we are looking at "the washington post" for an education poll. most americans are sick of high- stakes standardized test reports. the well-regarded annual poll shows most americans do not like the high-stakes standardized testing that dominates education. have never heard of the common core standards that are being implemen
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Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
: the opinion of one other viewer is this on this topic -- "with today's technology, there is little need to actually travel to these countries. if they want to travel, let them pay for it. from loscalling alamos, california. welcome to the program here at what would you like to say -- program. what would you like to say? caller: what i would like to ask is with this incredible amount of money they are spending -- i run the center for human out to raisee go money to help everyday people, and when i see these amounts of money being paid out -- $100 million for one trip, it almost makes me ill. so, i think the money could be spent much better. you know, i understand security and stuff, but maybe they need to cut down onir trips and they need to focus more here in the united states rather than a broad. host: thank you for calling. reaction? guest: it is certainly a valid point. host: let's try charles from mississippi. republican line. hi, there. caller: my question to the lady would be that i noticed during this family vacation with the president's family was gone to martha's vineyard, they
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm EDT
investing in science and technology to train young people of all races for the jobs of tomorrow and to act on what we learned about our bodies, our businesses, and our climates. we must push open those stubborn gates. we cannot be discouraged by a supreme court decision that said we don't need this critical provision of the voting rights act because look at the states. it made it harder for armies and hispanics and students and elderly and infirm and poor working folks to vote. what do you know? they showed up, stood in line for hours and voted anyway. so obviously we don't need any kind of law. [applause] >> but a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon. [applause] we must open those stubborn gates. let us not forget that while racial divides persist and must not be denied, the whole american landscape is littered with lost dreams and dashed ,opes of people of all races and the great irony of the current moment is that the future has never brimmed with more possibilities. it has never burned brighter in what we could become. if we pushed open those st
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Aug 25, 2013 12:00am EDT
were born on third base. enjoying freedom, opportunity, technology, things fought bygiven to you the struggles and the sacrifices those who came before and don't you forget where you have come from. you drank deeply from wells of and om and liberty opportunity that you did tphnot dig. you ate lavishly from tables ancestors.y your we and my generation cannot now consuming allback of our blessings thinking that achieved freedom. the truth of the matter is that still demands that the oral conscience of our country still calls us, that hope still needs heroes. understand that there is still work to do. hen the leading cause of death for black men my age and younger is gun violence we still have to do. when we still have a justice treats the economically disadvantaged and minorities different than others have work to do. america work a full-time job plus overtime and stifling line the of poverty, we still have work to do. when we see wages stagnating, when child poverty is the rich are en getting richer and the poor are millions ofer, when our children are living in neighborhoods wher
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Aug 27, 2013 12:00am EDT
of technology and ofelopment of medicine, cholesterol-lowering drugs, et cetera. we tell that story through my case. also then laid against the background of my time in public service. i was uniquely blessed in many respects. obviously you can never express enough gratitude for a donor or the donor's family. you can not talk about what i went through and how i survived it without talking about liz and her sister mary and her mother, my wife lynn. we will celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary next week. when you go through everything we went through as a family the only way to go through it is as a family if it is at all possible. i wake up every morning with a big smile on my face, thankful for a new day and never expected to see. that is basically what the book is about. it is -- simon & schuster bought it heard it it will be out october 8. it is called heart, and american medical odyssey and i think it is a very good book heard it is not political, it has nothing to do with politics. i suppose you could say that all my critics who said i never had have thaty want to proposition challenged n
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Aug 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
and the technology area, the people invested generally the table with money to invest, were able to benefit from it. then you have the decline at the end of the london administration and on into the getting of the bush and administration, and then you and the bush menstruation with an economic downtown -- downturn, and you will see that the attribution actually flattens. because the people with money and with investments and to bear a bigger share of the economic downturn. years,ke it up in the up but they lose in the down years. so you actually see the kind of perverse results. this time around and in this economic upturn, we really have not seen that same type of a dynamic. and so if we really want to address the income distribution -- and to remember, clinton taxes, any distribution got more disparate. not because he raised taxes, ok, because taxes are not the way to address the distribution. the way to address the distribution is through fundamental skill levels, education and a vibrant economy. of income the shares held by the various income quintiles, and we see the share of taxes. taxn, you
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